Artisanal Tuna Monitoring Workshop #1, 11th-14th November 2013
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 13:34
Increasingly, information on the artisanal tuna fishery is requested and required. The requests come from diverse sources including: the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), which encourages Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) to voluntarily provide data on their artisanal fishery; countries themselves, who require more information on the socio-economic aspects of the fishery; agencies evaluating the effectiveness of FAD programmes and any possible impacts of climate change; as well as fishers themselves, who ask to be better informed about the fishery.
The Regional Artisanal Tuna Monitoring Workshop has been designed to provide discussion, direction and support to countries who wish to implement a monitoring programme for their artisanal tuna fishery. The workshop will consider a standardised vessel-based data monitoring programme along with the associated support in the data management, analysis and reporting aspects. It will also consider other relevant national and regional data monitoring programmes that collect information on the small-scale vessel fishery in the Western and Central Pacific.